IE8 blocks drop downs as popups

Microsoft Windows server 2008 standard
March 23, 2010 at 07:30:29
Specs: Windows XP
Not sure when this started, as I'm not an IE
user, but when I click a drop-down box in a
form in IE8, it doesn't show. Instead I get the
notification bar telling me that a pop-up was
blocked.

Note that there is no pop-up. For
example, the drop-downs on Google's
advanced search page do this. Also, my IE
pop-up blocker is turned off, there are no
toolbars installed, it still does this in no-add-
ons mode, and I've added the site to trusted
sites and dropped security to low, but the
problem persists.

This isn't killer, but there's one site I have to
use for work that—gasp!—works best in IE.
And it uses a lot of drop-down menus.


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#1
March 24, 2010 at 04:01:42
lavascript, SWAG, possible it's being blocked by your firewall? Perhaps tell the site's OK?
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
March 24, 2010 at 05:49:56
Thanks. No, not being blocked by the firewall. Another PC
connected to the same switch works fine.

I'm not sure what you mean by "Perhaps tell the site's OK?"...
At first, I thought it was supposed to just be "Perhaps tell the
site, OK?" but judging by the possessive on "site's," it would
seem that OK is a noun, an acronym. But Googling has
turned up nothing, and I'm not coming up with much on my
own. Officiate of Knowledge? Organizational Kracken?

Regardless, I can't tell anyone at any site, because it
happens on all sites that have drop-down lists.


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#3
March 25, 2010 at 01:08:37
lavascript, sorry 'bout that. I inadvertently omitted 'it'. 'Perhaps tell the site's OK' should have read 'Perhaps tellit the site's OK'. Guess that's one of the joys of old age (senility?).
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#4
March 25, 2010 at 06:20:21
OK... Well if you're talking about adding it to Trusted Sites, I've
done that, as mentioned above. No dice.

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